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Ilumi.co Announces Second Generation of Smartbulb

Meet ilumi.co; a Shark Tank alum with backing from Mark Cuban. They recently announced their second generation of smartbulbs that are now available for preorder exclusively through KickStarter. The new and improved A19 and BR30 lightbulbs offer improved Bluetooth Smart mesh …

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After Wearables: Complete Customization?

Image Credit: Flickr/Intel Free Press Let’s jump right in. With Sprout, HP is banking on a significant departure from keyboard and mouse control. For me, those things are necessary as everything keeps getting smarter and developing. The keyboard shows the computer will respond …

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Pool Technology is Notoriously Outdated

What makes a pool technologically advanced? I’m sure you’re sitting there thinking: come on, Will, how advanced can pools really be? Well the honest answer is that pools themselves aren’t incredibly advanced. After all, it’s just a dugout portion of the ground filled …

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Inventory – A Major Killer for Hardware Startups

Once you get past developing and manufacturing your new product, and landing early customers, inventory becomes the biggest threat to your startup’s survival. To be a successful hardware startup you ultimately must learn to efficiently manage inventory. Some wise advice is to …

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Building for Kids: STEM Toys are Opening Doors

There’s no denying that the economic competitiveness and salary arguments for the importance of STEM have become quite prevalent lately. And that’s a belief that Josh Chan, CEO and cofounder of LightUp holds close, but he hasn’t built that into his company as a main…

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Smart Home Startup Takes Top Prize at AlphaLab Gear

After a whirlwind tour across the U.S. which included stops at seven TechShop locations and pitches by 40 companies, the AlphaLab Gear National Hardware Cup and a $50,000 investment from StartBot was awarded last week at AlphaLab Gear in Pittsburgh, PA. The tour saw pitches …